Jan 30, 2013

Set up 7th Pay Commission – Confederation south wing demands


Set up 7th Pay Commission – Confederation south wing demands

The first convention of Confederation of Central Government Gazetted Officers’ Organizations, Tamil Nadu Region, passed a number of resolutions, including ‘Revision of wages of Central Government Employees with effect from January 1, 2011 by setting up the 7th Pay Commission and every five years thereafter.
The meeting which was held at Sir Pitty Thiyagaraya Hall, T. Nagar, urged the Centre consider the merger of Dearness Allowance with Pay for all purposes including pension with effect from January 1. The other demands, creation of a separate Joint Consultative Machinery for Gazetted Officers of Central Government Departments; at least three promotions after induction into the Gazetted Officer’s Cadre; and bonus for all Gazetted Officers.
Representatives of the Gazetted Officers from all over Tamil Nadu participated in the convention. Member of Parliament S.S. Rama Subbu inaugurated the convention and delivered the inaugural address. Member of Parliament and Member, Standing Committee on Ministry of Defence, T.K. Rangarajan, who attended the convention as distinguished guest, delivered the felicitation speech.
S. Mohan, Convener of the confederation delivered the welcome address and presented a declaration.
S. Chandrasekar, All India Central Excise Gazetted Officers’ Association and I. B. Mishra, Secretary General, All India Customs Preventive Service Federation, addressed the gathering and stressed on the need for unity among the Group B Officers and called upon the government to pay attention to their genuine grievances.
Rajesh D. Menon, Secreatry General, All India Income Tax Gazetted Officers Association, deliberated on the future road map the confederation.
Source: Hindu

Jan 8, 2013

Central Government Gazetted Officers’ Organizations demands SEVENTH CENTRAL PAY COMMISSION.(7th CPC)



Gazetted officers put forth their demands

The first convention of Confederation of Central Government Gazetted Officers’ Organizations, Tamil Nadu Region, passed a number of resolutions, including ‘Revision of wages of Central Government Employees with effect from January 1, 2011 by setting up the Seventh Central Pay Commission and every five years thereafter.

The meeting which was held at Sir Pitty Thiyagaraya Hall, T. Nagar, urged the Centre consider the merger of Dearness Allowance with Pay for all purposes including pension with effect from January 1. The other demands, creation of a separate Joint Consultative Machinery for Gazetted Officers of Central Government Departments; at least three promotions after induction into the Gazetted Officer’s Cadre; and bonus for all Gazetted Officers.

Representatives of the Gazetted Officers from all over Tamil Nadu participated in the convention. Member of Parliament S.S. Rama Subbu inaugurated the convention and delivered the inaugural address. Member of Parliament and Member, Standing Committee on Ministry of Defence, T.K. Rangarajan, who attended the convention as distinguished guest, delivered the felicitation speech.

S. Mohan, Convener of the confederation delivered the welcome address and presented a declaration.

S. Chandrasekar, All India Central Excise Gazetted Officers’ Association and I. B. Mishra, Secretary General, All India Customs Preventive Service Federation, addressed the gathering and stressed on the need for unity among the Group B Officers and called upon the government to pay attention to their genuine grievances.

Rajesh D. Menon, Secreatry General, All India Income Tax Gazetted Officers Association, deliberated on the future road map the confederation.

Source - The Hindu

Trade Unions urges constitution of 7CPC in the ensuing budget (2013-14)

Pressing for a people-friendly Budget for 2013-14, trade unions today urged Finance Minister P Chidambaram and his team to announce the constitution of the seventh pay commission along with raising the income tax threshold to Rs 5 lakh in a year from the present Rs 2 lakh.

The demand was raised by the unions at a pre-Budget consultations in the North Block, even as the government is struggling hard to rein in its fiscal deficit.

After the meeting, Harbhajan Singh Siddhu of Hind Mazdoor Sabha said already seven years of the sixth pay commission have passed and any new commission will take two-three years to study.

"The revision of wages and various service conditions of the government employees is already due. Constitution of the seventh Pay Commission be announced in the Budget," joint recommendations of trade unions, including CPI (M)-affiliated CITU, CPI-linked AITUC, INTUC of the Congress and Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh to the Finance Minister said.

Also, the unions have demanded the income tax exemption ceiling for the salaried persons should be raised to Rs 5 lakh per annum and fringe benefits like housing, medical and educational facilities should be exempted from the income tax net in totality.

At a time when the government is trying hard to raise FDI cap in insurance sector to 49% from the current 26%, the unions raised objections to the move.

As the government struggled to meet its disinvestment target of Rs 30,000 crore this financial year, the memorandum said stake sale of profit making PSUs "be stopped forthwith" and budgetary support be given for revival of potentially viable sick PSUs.

On the poor sentiment in the economy, the unions called for massive investments by the government in the infrastructure sectors "in order to stimulate the economy and to make the market look up".

Chidambaram emphasised on the need to revive investment in manufacturing and services sector in order to create higher job opportunities, an official statement said.

Unions called for higher government spending to create more jobs and guarantee consistent income to the people, special allocation for creation of a welfare fund for protecting interests of unorganised workers.

Increasing the scope of MGNREGA to urban areas and raising the minimum period of employment under the UPA flagship programme from 100 days to 200 days were other demands of the unions.

Chidambaram said due to the steps and measures taken by the government in the last few months, there seems to be a change in the investment sentiments both in public and private sectors.

In order to curb inflationary pressure, the unions called for a ban on forward trading of commodities along with rationalisation of taxes on petroleum products.

For mobilisation of resources the unions suggested higher taxes for the "rich and affluent".

"A progressive taxation system should be put in place to ensure taxing the rich and the affluent sections who have the capacity to pay at a higher degree," their representation said adding that taxes on luxury goods should be increased and indirect taxes on essential commodities be reduced.
Source - Business Standard

Set up VIIth Pay Commission


VISAKHAPATNAM: The central government should set up the seventh pay commission and pump in Rs 50,000 crore over the next five years to revive the ailing railways. This was among the 38 demands put forth by the All India Railwaymen's Federation (AIRF). AIRF also demanded that over 2.5 lakh posts under various categories in Indian Railways be filled up.

Addressing a conference here on Tuesday, ahead of the 88th annual general conference of AIRF, general secretary Shiva Gopal Mishra said the basic pay should be increased by at least 50% in the next pay commission. He slammed the Union finance ministry for delaying the funds being granted to the railways and said several demands were accepted by the railway board, but have been kept pending by the finance ministry. Mishra warned that if the government fails to adhere to the demands of the railway men, then they would resort to a strike.


Source - Times of India